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For as long as he can recall, Louie has held a passion for absolute strength and power. Over the last several decades, he has worked with multiple Olympic sport athletes.

Amongst these, one emerged as his top passion project, throwers. The shot-put and discus date back to ancient Greek competition, and combine both power and skill to effectively execute. This latest book authored by Louie outlines the methods he employs which allow such athletes to progress continually.

This Read Includes Specific Explanations of:


-Division of Training


-Max Effort

-Dynamic Effort

-Repeated Effort

-Jumping for Explosive Strength


A Forward by the Author

.   "It is my goal to convince both the coach and the athlete that the Westside System can make it possible to combine strength and power training all year long—not just in the offseason—by integrating all training efforts together.

    This means the athlete must continue to weight train and perform explosive power training during his or her competition period.

    It is common to train in blocks for hypertrophy, power, and then strength before the competition period, but then drop all of the blocks with the exception of the events. But, would you do this knowing that a top athlete will lose 10 percent of his or her muscle, power, and strength after 14 to 21 days? It can be said that the same holds true as well for technical skills. Unfortunately, many coaches have the thrower weight and power train with no throws, then start a cycle of throws and zero weight training.

    The feedback I have received from the throwers I work with shows that they realize this does not work optimally. The good news is that all training can coincide to receive the greatest training effects. Many times a weak muscle group can cause a flaw in technical skills—meaning the throw—and muscle work should not be put aside for long periods of time."

Stay Strong,

-Louie Simmons

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Anver BIG A!

Great book. I’ve been doing Louie Simmons lifting since mid 90s.

Alex Lloyd

good stuff. bought for our throws coach who’s quite knowledgeable to begin with and he was able to pull useful stuff from it, especially med ball work

Throwers guide to strength training

Book was great . Had some actual training programs and good ideas on a training cycle


Absolutely phenomenal book on training throwers. The frequency of box jumps opened my eyes

Darren Crumm

Much appreciated
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